Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Amazing bean seeds, pt 2.

   Back in March, I reported that I'd managed to save five seeds from a particularly tasty bush bean and that I'd also managed to get them to germinate.

   Sadly I lost one seedling but four continued on to full-sized plants and you can see the results in the photo.

   Should be more than enough seeds for the upcoming growing season.

   Looking forward to tasting the beans again and see if they remain as tasty as the original.

Link to the original story.
Amazing bean seeds.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Sunday, July 1, 2018

It rained. 

It rained, I know, it’s hard to believe but it rained. 9mm to be precise. That’s about the best rainfall I’ve had here since my last post three months ago.

So with as much optimism and enthusiasm as I could muster I went forth into the wilderness and planted a veggie. Well a herb to be precise. Good old parsley. Yeah!

Then I got carried away in the fervour of the moment and bunged in a few lettuce, some beetroot and leek as well as a cabbage and broccoli.

With further light falls predicted over the next few days, what can go wrong.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Nothing beats rain.

      Over the last three or so weeks we've had more rain than I can remember since March/April last year and the veggie garden is loving it.

Everything is putting on new growth and looking very healthy.

It's a joy just walking around and taking it all in.

Here are a few photos showing the fresh new growth in my 'work' patch.



Monday, March 5, 2018

Amazing bean seeds.

I planted several different varieties of bush beans over summer and one lot had a sweet edge to them and were great eating raw.

I wanted to save some seed from them but they were so popular they kept getting picked.

Eventually, one pod with five half-sized beans got through but, because of their size, I didn’t give them much hope of germinating when I planted them.

To my amazement, all five have germinated.

Now I need to find a protected place to plant them so I can build up a good supply of seed for next summer.

I only hope Autumn is warm enough to produce some seed pods.